Tomes and Talismans

sta, viator, heroem calcas

Thank you for sending us “The Bone Hunters.” Unfortunately, the piece is not for us. Please do not look at this as a “rejection.” I honestly wish I had more room and resources to publish more writing.

Rejection count: 9

Bet this guy is bad at dumping people.

Give us a break we’re nocturnal.

Give us a break we’re nocturnal.

The ritual is complete.

The ritual is complete.

Robert Aickman hogging the market on stories about phone sex with ghosts once again hamstrings any exhortation to “write what I know.”

My encouragement of intra-office crushes has more than a little Miss Havisham to it.

I worked very hard to become an imitation human being. And of course I succeeded.

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, 1963

I won’t let you forget

that in 2002

you were really into Hot Hot Heat.

"Are you a Lithuanian?"

"Are you wearing Christmas socks?"

"How do you know those aren’t, like, arcane symbols."

"… Poinsettias?"

"Yeah I really need to do laundry."

You gotta be prepared for cookies that don’t believe in a moral universe.

You gotta be prepared for cookies that don’t believe in a moral universe.